Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Book Review: How The Sea Became Salty by Sudha Murty.


Book: How The Sea Became Salty

Author: Sudha Murty

Pages: 40

Publisher: Puffin India/ Penguin Random House

Read On: Paperback

How Long it Took Me To Read: 15 minutes

Plot Summary: A long, long time ago, seawater was sweet and drinkable. How it became salty is a remarkable story.

India's favourite storyteller brings alive this timeless tale with her inimitable wit and simplicity. Dotted with charming illustrations, this gorgeous chapter book is the ideal introduction for beginners to the world of Sudha Murty.

General Thoughts: The publisher kindly sent me this darling little book for review. Thank you :)
All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Things I Liked: 

1. The writing as always (I really enjoy Sudha Murty's writing and story telling) was simple and beautiful and moving, all hallmarks of Murty's writing style.

2. The art in these pages is truly beautiful and add so much to the story.

3. This is a perfect way to introduce kids to the beauty of Sudha Murty's writing.

4. The tale itself is simple and delightful. A mix of magic and a life lesson conveyed simply but effectively.

5. This was such a happy story and a such a fun read. Aimed at children but I see no reason why adults couldn't enjoy this folklore over a cup of coffee. Beautiful story telling and even prettier art. What's not to love?!

Rating: 5/5

Highly recommend.
Buy it for the kiddo in your life!
Or for yourself!

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